Any kind of human activity creates an environmental impact, and edification it is not an activity of low impact. It requires consuming a whole variety of resources. A way of measuring this impact is by means of the building’s lifecycle.
On the other hand, over the useful life of the building, it needs energy to operate its facilities. This energy can reduce even to reach zero (net-zero building) if the building design incorporates measures passive/active of energy efficient.
So, we can understand the Green Architecture as the way to build in consideration of factors of environmental impact. And we can difference, on one side, the impact of the construction and, the other one, the energy consumption during useful life.
Characteristics of green architecture
The main goal of this architecture is to be totally sustainable, it means, taking alternative and ecological materials that take cares of the environment. It is not only has solar panels on it, it seeks to reduce waste, conserve energy and resources and offer a high degree of performance and function to occupants and the community.
There are three crucial ways that accomplish green design and these are:
- Renewable Energy Sources
- Efficient System for ventilation
- Use of Sustainable and recycled materials
In conclusion, this type of architecture should not be an add-on, but a way of working to create an environmentally friendly. We believe in this kind of architecture and design for a better world. Materials such as Sustonable, chemical free, with a very low carbon footprint and fully circular material as well as versatility in design and application, mean that the planet can have a second chance.